It’s 2013. Crazy, right? This past year has gone by so quickly… time really does speed up as you get older. Sigh.
I absolutely love the holidays. It is that time of year when everything slows down and most of us can take a much needed rest from our work demands.
I took a couple weeks off and packed up the car, dog and all, and drove to Los Angeles to see this guy:
Adrian at the Cholla Gardens in Joshua Tree National Park
After a couple days, we were on our way to Las Vegas where we ate a ton of food we shouldn’t have, drank entirely too much alcohol and took in the general debauchery around us. Oh yeah, and we attempted to gamble.
Desert moon photo I took while we drove the back roads from Las Vegas to Pioneertown.
After two days in sin city we were off to Pioneertown for a more relaxing vibe. We were both ready for something more, um, low key that is for sure. The second day at Pioneertown I had the beginning symptoms of the flu but I kept on truckin’ and dragged myself to Joshua Tree National Park. It was well worth it… what a beautiful place.
Joshua Tree= Gorgeous
After a couple days we were driving to my parents to spend the afternoon with them. It was really relaxing and so nice to catch up. My Mom went a little overboard with gifts but I’m not complaining (thanks Mom!). I would have liked to have stayed longer but the flu was begging me to get in bed.
We had a great New Years celebration at Adrian’s new house. What fun! And, on the 2nd I was off on my drive from Los Angeles to Berkeley. It was difficult to leave Adrian after such a long period of uninterrupted time. It was awfully nice to be home though. If you don’t know, we are in a long-distance relationship. So far, we have been dating for nearly a year and have been able to make it work. I think it is our determination and love for one another. I like that.